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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 9, 2009 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Some seasonal tunes for your consideration (or not).

Bela Fleck:

http://www.archive.org/details/bfft2008-12-10.at4041.flac16

I am convinced either Bela Fleck is not mortal or he has 9 fingers and two opposable thumbs on each hand.

http://www.archive.org/details/bfft2008-11-30.flac16

Bob Walkenhorst:

http://www.archive.org/details/bobwalkenhorst2006-12-20.shnf

What else is out there?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 9, 2009 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Best Christmas song ever, and quite possibly best Irish-American song ever, too

Fairytale of New York
The Pogues with Kirsty McColl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA

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Poster: roughyed Date: Dec 9, 2009 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Have to agree with you here, Fennario, about the best Christmas song. I'm not sure what happens in the US, but we have "festive" songs blared out everywhere in December (and October and November, too*). We have to put up with things like Jona Lewie's "Stop the Cavalry" and Greg Lake's pompous prog-rock rip-off of Lieutenant Kije. Even really fun songs like Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody" and Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" have become tiresome nuisances over the years. Pogues too; it's now probably the best of a bad bunch in Britain. So to put them in perspective I'll compare them with what must be the most nauseating song ever: Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe and W(h)ine". It has the most contrived lyrics of all time - Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, Children singing christian rhymes (btw wasn't Christian Rimes the drummer for the Clash? :-)) - sung by a sanctimonious shirt-lifter... it's even worse than that drivel from Paul McCartney.

Must disagree on best Irish-American - what about the Dropkick Murphys?

* I know I criticise my town of Oldham as a one-horse town, but 6 miles up the road is Rochdale, which has this year proven itself to be a one-horse town where the horse has died. There's a Green Day line from Deadbeat Holiday: "Christmas lights in the middle of August". Well, Rochdale Council put up christmas lights in...you guessed it...August!! I kid you not, google it. How deadbeat is that?!

To finish on a positive note: great call by jglynn on Setzer. Top guitarist!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

I'm not familiar enough with the Dropkick Murphys to say, but there is something special about the way this song sums up a particular immigrant experience - it's a unique cocktail of lust, substance abuse, resentment and affection that I have not seen expressed anywhere else.

Reminds me of me own childhood in the heavily Irish-American suburbs of Boston, and yes I am Irish-American myself, so I get to say whatever I want about the drunken louts. :>)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 12, 2009 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

you will definitely appreciate this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yzK-Uf6zVs&;feature=related

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Agreed Pogues best Xmas song, but there's a place in my heart for Lennon's 'Happy Christmas (War is over)'. Without wishing to come over all Scrooge I loathe this time of year. I'm happy to spend a few days of winter holiday with friends and relatives, but have no time for the christian message or the desperate commerce that has attached to it.

Dylan - 'They sell everything from toy guns that spark to flesh-coloured Christs that glow in the dark. Its easy to see without looking too hard that not much is really sacred.'

(And then he became a christian FFS !!)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 9, 2009 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

AGREED!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 9, 2009 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)


Please Come Home for Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Mv2-Iin5M

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 9, 2009 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkBp0PuQ1Es

We've all been dead here or at least the lay was....lol

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 9, 2009 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Great stuff! Thanks

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Poster: angular Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Just a card for all those out there this holiday season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBJo_Ag3dUA

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 9, 2009 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

http://www.98online.com/twisted/stomp.wav

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Bob Rivers Twisted Christmas:

http://www.bobrivers.com/#v8672c7i15

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 9, 2009 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

How about my all time fav holiday song....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrd9p47MPHg&;feature=youtube_gdata

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Dec 12, 2009 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yibz4xAejos

I hope you like it, Merry Christmas ( to good friends past)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzd6oCP3FKk

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 9, 2009 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)


Run DMC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erAWiT94or4

in Hollis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqe30azXSBo&;feature=related

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 9, 2009 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Hey Mando, That Bob Walkenhorst link is great, my 6 year old is diggin' it. I might even get some point with the wife!!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 9, 2009 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Christmas Must Be Tonight The Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX806HAIlLk

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Garcia/Grisman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHXnCHfwui4

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-12-09 23:29:01

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 9, 2009 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

another "Twisted" Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grwP8QvI1jY&;feature=related

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 9, 2009 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Holiday Music (a bit indulgent, Dead related only in that it involves music)

Run Run Rudolph

'71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-09.sbd.kaplan.3345.sbeok.shnf


Brian Setzer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGirb_wgkcw

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2009-12-09 21:23:19